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Where does debt come from? How does it get so out of hand? And why is it such a difficult topic to discuss? On South Carolina Public Radio's new podcast InDebted, host Scott Morgan dives into the factors that make the Palmetto State one of the worst places for personal debt in the country and tells the stories of real South Carolinians living in this ecosystem of debt.
The S.C. State House
Ron Cogswell
April will be the last full month for this year’s session of the General Assembly, and as the final weeks approach many of the session’s major bills are still pending.
SC Public Radio News
  • Ticket prices on the secondary market are substantially higher for the women's Final Four than for the men. The women play in a much smaller venue. They also have more recognizable names in the their Final Four. Only UConn on the men's side is anything close to a traditional power. An all-session ticket for the women's Final Four was at least $475 on StubHub and $335 on Vivid Seats before fees. Men's all-sessions tickets were going for at least $65 and $66.
  • South Carolina advocacy groups are showing out in opposition to a ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors as it moves through the state Legislature. About five dozen opponents rallied outside the South Carolina State House Wednesday as a Senate subcommittee advanced a ban on gender-transition surgeries, hormone therapy and puberty blockers for people under the age of 18. The vote joins South Carolina with a broader effort in Republican-dominated legislatures across the country. At least 10 states have enacted laws restricting or banning gender-affirming care for minors. Republican state Sen. Josh Kimbrell says children need to be protected from "whims." Transgender youth and their parents say the treatment can be life-saving.
  • A USC finance professor discusses one solution he'd like to try for short-term loans.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • Tom Davis Comments on Medical Marijuana Failed Special Order March 23, 2023
    March 28, 2023 — A look at what has happened with the SC Senate medical marijuana bill that was set to move again this year; the latest on major bills moving through the state House during the final weeks of the legislative session; an update on unemployment numbers; and more.
  • Murdaugh Killings
    Andrew J. Whitaker/AP
    Pool The Post And Courier
    March 25, 2023 — A debrief of the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh; the latest on the resignation of embattled South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom over a $3.5 billion accounting error; a look at the potential economic impact of Scout Motor's production facility in the Palmetto State; and more.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    In 1969, Hilton Head Island was a little-known place in our state’s Lowcountry when a local developer announced that a PGA-level golf tournament would be played there that year. It’s still held there every year and has recently been elevated to the status of a top tour event with a purse of $20 million and a commitment to play from the tour’s top players. This will also undoubtedly have an elevated impact on our state’s economy. Mike Switzer interviews Steve Wilmot, director of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing coming for its 55th year April 10-16.
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    Guns, crime, questionable police tactics…are all issues on the forefront of criminal law these days. One institution of higher learning in our state has decided to provide a new resource for these topics. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Michele Covington, director of the new Crime Analysis Center in Greenville, SC, part of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. She is also the author of the new book: Guns in America: An introduction and Overview.
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South Carolina Public Radio News Updates
Join SC Lede host Gavin Jackson, along with other prominent journalists from around the state, at Kite Hill Brewing in Clemson, SC on April 13 for a look at the 2024 presidential race that runs straight through South Carolina and the laws and legislative action as the first half of the session wraps up.
The SC Public Radio 50th Anniversary Open House and live recording of the SC Lede podcast has been rescheduled to take place on May 6.
South Carolina Public Radio celebrates our past and looks to the future with events, special programming, and more over the next year!
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